PLEASING THE FATHER

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:29 KJV “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”

God the mighty creator of the world is everywhere at all times. This means He is with everybody at all times, yet He is not able to help certain persons.

 It is not His will not to help such people, but those people cannot receive His help, by virtue of their disposition. (An example is Adam who would hide from God because of his disobedience).

When a man does not live to please God, he may not partake of the mercies and goodness of God.

The Lord revealed in our key scripture that, the Father never leaves Him. He says, He always does that which pleases the Father. In this case, the Father gives Him every help or assistance He needs. Acts 10:38 tells us about how Jesus went about healing multitudes because the Father was with Him.

 I define favour as God being with you.

Gen 39:2 KJV “And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” The presence of the Father with Joseph made Him prosper in all he did. This is all that favour is about, when God influences all that happens to you.

I believe this is the experience everyone would want to have. The prize for having this kind of favourable life is to live to please the Lord.

 Pleasing the Lord in simple terms is to place God’s interest first.

Jesus said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you Matt 6:33. The kingdom of God, although in a broad sense comprises of heaven, where God dwells and God’s reign over the hearts of men. Seeking the kingdom is permitting the rule or will of God to be done in your life. The Bible says if you do this, then every other blessing, both carnal and divine would be released on you. This is where most Christians miss it. They want the blessings of God but do not want the reign of God over their lives.

 You can’t kill the hen that lays the golden eggs and have the golden eggs too.

If you want to receive God’s presence that eases life around you, then always put God first.

There is one thing that attracts so much approval from God, and that is to be committed to winning souls. He that wins souls, is wise. Make sure your number one purpose in life is to win the lost. This is the reason Jesus came into this life, and it is the one thing God would be very pleased with, if you commit your life to do.

CONFESSION

I am committed to pleasing the Father in all I do. His will comes first in my life. My number one desire is to save the lost for His kingdom. He is always with me, showing me mercy, favour and every other glorious blessing. Hallelujah!

THOUGHT: PLEASING GOD EASES LIFE

FURTHER STUDIES

Mat 6:33 KJV “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Prov 3:5-7 KJV Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

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